The generally accepted definition of sterility (infertility) is when a couple does not fall pregnant after a period of 12 months despite having regular intercourse. In some cases, it is recommended to begin early with diagnostics and treatment, especially when factors related to sterility have been identified or are suspected. These include menstrual cycle disorders, previous inflammation in the genital area, or surgery. Also, women aged 38 and older should undergo earlier assessment if they are unable to fall pregnant.
If any of these factors are identified, often a simple course of diagnostics and cautious treatment can be a great help in falling pregnant.